Seattle-based Discuss.io has redefined qualitative data collection by providing on demand video access to healthcare professionals around the world.

Headed by Former Amazon Web Services Product Manager, Zach Simmons, the Discuss.io service now streamlines qualitative data collection from medical researchers and focus groups, normally a time consuming and expensive task that requires advanced scheduling, logistics and facility space.

By using industry-first HD video streaming technology, the service emphasizes live webcam interviews with medical professionals in as little as 48 hours. Just as critically, researchers may access 2 million vetted healthcare professionals on leading health panels such as Manthan, M3 and Medscape by WebMD. Researchers simply log on, select a specialty and schedule a convenient time as Discuss.io automatically handles all logistics and incentive management. As an intuitive platform, the service frees teams to fully focus on their research instead of managing its usual logistics.

Functioning just like an in-person interview, the process grants the equivalent quality of a physical facility without the expensive overheads of traveling. Benefits like firsthand observation and interaction remain, ensuring all participants can cohesively dialogue while utilizing a full range of expressions.

“Discuss.io already offers solutions to companies aiming to get the most out of market research and create a strategic platform for informed business decisions. Our new on-demand healthcare feature expands on that and connects researchers with the right people around the world,” explains Discuss.io Founder and CEO Zach Simmons.

According to Mr. Simmons, Discuss.io’s unified research platform provides a unique service for a $6 billion dollar market that remains largely underserved. As the easiest and most direct way to run qualitative research projects, Discuss.io is designed specifically for researchers.

The service’s browser-based software includes features such as automated scheduling, virtual meeting rooms and analysis tools that can be applied to easily cut, transcribe and share video clips of findings.